In 2019, the lab will give 15 different innovators the tools they need to develop public safety solutions using 5G wireless networks.
by Phil Goldstein
Wireless carriers have started to deploy 5G wireless networks and will continue to do so in pockets throughout 2019 as they move to broadly cover the country over the new few years. Verizon is aiming to use 5G to help not just consumers but first responders as well.
Earlier this month, the company announced a partnership with Responder Corp to create a 5G First Responder Lab. The lab will serve as an incubator and testing ground for innovative technologies that use 5G and can be deployed for public safety use cases. Verizon says that it will then "deliver those solutions to public safety agencies throughout the country."